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As Ramadan begins, Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of five detained journalists

first_img Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” December 28, 2020 Find out more News to go further News RSF_en Follow the news on Iraq October 4, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 As Ramadan begins, Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of five detained journalists IraqMiddle East – North Africa IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” February 15, 2021 Find out more News News On the occasion of the first day of Ramadan, Reporters Without Borders has appealed to the U.S. Secretary of State, Donald Rumsfeld, to obtain the release of five journalists currently being held by the U.S. military in Iraq.”During this sacred month of Ramadan, which represents a time for sharing and forgiveness between Muslims and the rest of the world, we call for Donald Rumsfeld to take whatever steps necessary to ensure that the journalists now being held by the U.S. military are freed as soon as possible. These journalists, who are all foreign press correspondents, and which include an American media correspondent, have been denied access to a lawyer, and the right to receive a visit from their families or their employers. In all five cases, the American forces have presented no proof that would substantiate their involvement in any illegal activity,” Reporters Without Borders stated.The organization recalls that Abdel Amir Younes Hussein, a cameraman with American cable television network CBS News, has been held since 5 April 2005. Journalist Ammar Daham Naef Khalaf who works for Agence France-presse (AFP), has been detained since 11 April 2005. Cameramen Samer Mohamed Noor and Ali Omar Abrahem Al Mashadani, of the British press agency Reuters, have been held since 4 June 2005 and 8 August 2005, respectively. Correspondent Hameed Majed of Baghdad’s satellite television network Al-Arabiya, has been detained since 15 September 2005. Al-Arabiya circulated a press communiqué calling for the release of its correspondent and denouncing the U.S. Army’s conduct in Iraq, which it says “violates international laws and conventions by refusing to divulge the reason for detaining the journalist.” Organisation On the occasion of the first day of Ramadan, Reporters Without Borders has appealed to the U.S. Secretary of State, Donald Rumsfeld, to obtain the release of five journalists currently being held by the U.S. military in Iraq. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Ailing magazine editor held illegally in Brazzaville for more than a month

first_img Congo-BrazzavilleAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedJudicial harassment Receive email alerts Congo-BrazzavilleAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedJudicial harassment Congo celebrates World Press Freedom Day by sentencing a journalist to six months in prison The country’s media regulator, the Higher Council for Freedom of Communication (CSLC), initially ordered Sel-Piment’s suspension, but the order has been lifted, the CSLC’s president told RSF. March 5, 2021 Ailing magazine editor held illegally in Brazzaville for more than a month News Help by sharing this information Arrests of journalists are relatively infrequent in the Republic of Congo but, if they are singled out by authorities or by influential people close to the government, journalists are sometimes detained for a long time. The circumstances of Malonga’s arrest recall that of Ghys Fortuné Bemba, the publisher of the independent weekly Talassa, who was arrested by the intelligence services in January 2017, shortly after publishing an op-ed by a former rebel leader. Held for 18 months, he was finally released following an energetic campaign on his behalf in which RSF played a leading role. He then left the country for security reasons. In his book De l’enfer à la liberté (From hell to freedom), published in 2019, he described the appalling conditions in which he was held, which included solitary confinement without even being able to talk to guards, the lack of a toilet, water and electricity in his cell, and being denied adequate food. Le journaliste Raymond Malonga détenu depuis plus d’un mois à la maison d’arrêt de Brazzaville au Congo. RSF_en Malonga’s lawyer told RSF that he hoped that a hearing would be held next week at which his client might finally be released. Under the Republic of Congo’s law on freedom of information and communication, journalists can only be given a prison sentence for defamation if they have a previous conviction, which is not the case with Malonga. “It is outrageous that a journalist accused of nothing more than defamation should have been snatched from his hospital bed, placed under arrest and jailed for more than a month regardless of the law and his health,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “This journalist’s arbitrary and prolonged detention in the middle of an election campaign sends a disastrous political signal. The law and institutions should prevail over the law of the strongest.” Malonga was arrested for printing a story from a website about embezzlement accusations against Georgette Okemba, the wife of Jean-Dominique “JDO” Okemba, who is the nephew of President Denis Sassou Nguesso. JDO heads the National Security Council, which oversees all of the Republic of Congo’s military and police services. The country’s president for 36 of the past 41 years, Nguesso is currently seeking yet another term in an election on 21 March. The Republic of Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville, is ranked 118th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. March 31, 2021 Find out more Organisation February 5, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the release of a magazine publisher in Republic of Congo who is ill and has been held for more than a month on a defamation charge in violation of media legislation, although a presidential election campaign is now under way. This journalist should not be in prison, RSF said, urging the authorities to apply the law fairly. News News to go further May 4, 2021 Find out more Although accused solely of a press offence, Malonga was taken from his hospital bed to prison by intelligence officials. Follow the news on Congo-Brazzaville The publisher of Sel-Piment, a satirical magazine that is very critical of the government, Raymond Malonga has been detained in Brazzaville since 2 February and his family are now very concerned for his physical well-being. “My father is ill and had been on a drip-feed at the hospital for several days when he was arrested,” his son told RSF, adding: “His health has not improved in prison.” The family regrets that attempts to mediate with the plaintiff have been unsuccessful. RSF first drew attention to the illegal nature of his detention three days after his arrest. News Brazzaville journalist taken from hospital, held illegally Joint call for Brazzaville journalist’s releaselast_img read more

Mainland Spain records first day with no coal-fired electric generation

first_imgMainland Spain records first day with no coal-fired electric generation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Argus Media:Spain has registered its first full day without any coal-fired power generation in its peninsular system, as wind output hit a record high, grid operator REE said today.Mainland Spain went coal free from 23:50 local time on 13 December until 21:20 on 15 December, Preliminary data show — making 14 December the first day of no coal burn since REE records began. The historic development was achieved only in the peninsular system, as coal-fired output continued in the non-peninsular area of the Balearic islands.Wind power generation in peninsular Spain reached its highest daily volume on 13 December, at an hourly average of 16.41GW, with strong output continuing into the morning of 14 December.Coal-fired generation on 14 December was originally forecast at 252MWh in hour 1, 251MWh in hour 2 and 180MWh in hour 3 on the PBF day-ahead basic schedule, but was later dropped to zero for all hours in the final schedule for the day.Spain registered periods of very low coal-fired generation last summer, but did not go coal free in any single hour because of technical constraints in the distribution network in the northern region of Asturias.[Juan Weik]More: Mainland Spain registers first coal-free daylast_img read more

Sharks grab hold of first place in the Western Conference

first_imgVANCOUVER, British Columbia — From not even close to best in the west in just 10 weeks.The Sharks moved into first place in the Pacific Division and the Western Conference on Monday, leapfrogging the Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg Jets with 75 points by earning a 7-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. With the win, the Sharks completed their four-game road swing through Western Canada with a perfect record.The Sharks move into the Western Conference’s penthouse puts an exclamation mark on a …last_img read more

Newlands: world’s no 2 cricket venue

first_imgFirst published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service. 1 Lord’s; 2 Newlands; 3 Adelaide Oval; 4 Galle Stadium, Sri Lanka; 5 Trent Bridge, Nottingham; 6 Sydney Cricket Ground; 7 Melbourne Cricket Ground; 8 St John’s, Antigua; 9 Kensington Oval, Bridgetown; 10 Basin Reserve, Wellington; 11 Eden Gardens, Kolkata; 12 Arnos Vale, St.Vincent; 13 St.George’s Park, Port Elizabeth; 14 Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai; 15 Seddon Park, Hamilton; 16 New Wanderers, Johannesburg; 17 Asgiriya, Kandy; 18 M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore; 19 The Oval, Kennington; 20 Harare Sports Club; 21 University Oval, Dunedin; 22 Bellerive Oval, Hobart; 23 Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai; 24 Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi; 25 Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar; 26 Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Adelaide Oval in Australia completed the top three. South African fans have known it for years, now it’s been confirmed: with a combination of spectacular scenery and world-class facilities, the historical Newlands cricket ground in Cape Town has been voted the second-best test venue in the world. Most of the grounds are in locations familiar to cricket fans, and those who are puzzled by the presence of the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi will be enlightened to know that it’s operated by the Pakistan Cricket Board as a safe alternative to its stadiums at home. The International Cricket Council recognises only 10 test-playing nations – they are the full members – with 36 associate members and 60 affiliate members. All 10 of the full members, which included Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, are represented in The Cricketer’s list. Newlands – or as it’s formally known, Sahara Park Newlands – is managed by the Western Province Cricket Association under Cricket South Africa. Port Elizabeth’s St George’s Park, famous for its lively brass band that gets the spectators going during limited-overs games, and the imposing Wanderers in Johannesburg, known fondly as the Bullring, were the other two South African venues. The venue has undergone much expansion since then. The ground can accommodate around 25 000 spectators, and the home crowd is renowned for its enthusiasm and passion for the sport. The Newlands brewery still operates today. In Letterstedt’s day it was known as the Mariendal Brewery and became part of South African Breweries in 1956. Newlands cricket ground – not to be confused with the next-door Newlands rugby stadium – was first owned by Lydia Corrina Letterstedt, the daughter of Swedish brewer Jacob Letterstedt. The brewer was granted the title deed in 1845 and he gave the land, originally a farm, to his daughter as a wedding present. In August 1887 the grounds were levelled and on 2 January 1888 the cricket venue was opened with a match between the Mother Country and Colonial Born elevens. The match lasted two days. Best of the bestA team of journalists, photographers, broadcasters and fans decided the final order out of 26 venues offered, after a survey was run by the UK-based The Cricketer, previously known as The Wisden Cricketer. According to the article, Lord’s was the unanimous choice for number one.center_img 3 July 2012 Steeped in history The results of the survey put the 26 contestants in the following order: In the late 1880s the Western Province Cricket Club learned that the grounds next to the Newlands station, which today is within walking distance of the cricket and rugby grounds, were available to rent or buy. In need of new headquarters around the same time, the Western Province Rugby Union also found the site optimal. At the time the ground was still part of Lydia Letterstedt’s Mariendal Farm. “This is an important endorsement of a place that has special meaning for both Capetonians and South African cricket,” Western Province Cricket Association CEO Andre Odendaal said in a statement, “and we’re proud to have maintained our high ratings in world cricket.” It was topped only by the venerable Lords Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood, London, described by The Cricketer magazine, which published the list of superlative stadiums in its May edition, as the “alpha and omega of cricket venues – the venue upon which every cricketer yearns to leave his mark”. Supporters of the growing sport watched South Africa take on England on 25 March 1889 in the first test match ever held at Newlands. Unfortunately the English beat the local lads by an innings and 202 runs, but their dominance wasn’t to last long. The cricket club bought the ground in 1896 for what was then three thousand pounds. In 2000 it was sold to the Western Province Cricket Association, who had been renting it all along, for R33-million (US$4-million). The cricket club today owns the ground’s Member’s Pavilion, and the association owns everything else. In 1902 the pine trees along Campground Road were replaced with oaks, and today, after many decades of growth, this shady spot is known as the Oaks Enclosure and is a fine vantage point from which to relax while watching a game. At the same time new pavilions were added to accommodate 10 000 people. In 2003 Newlands hosted the opening game of the Cricket World Cup, and it also hosted games during the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2009 Indian Premier League. The Western Cape sporting ground is remarkable for its backdrop of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak and is a firm favourite with cricket fans around the world.last_img read more

South Africa takes the green road

first_img12 November 2014South Africa has taken bold steps to fight climate change, according to Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, who points out that three years ago, there was little investment in the small renewable energy projects around the country.“Today there is rapid uptake of large-scale renewable energy technologies through the Renewable Energy Independent Power Purchase Programme (REIPPP). So far under the REIPPP programme, 3 933 MW have already been procured,” she said.REIPPP is aimed at contributing to the country’s energy supply. The government announced the programme in 2011, outlining the process to procure and introduce renewable energy power generation. Developers have five bidding windows for a total allocation of 6 724MW spread across various technologies.South Africa was also greening its cities, the minister said, through a wide range of actions, including reducing energy load in buildings, creating a recycling economy, and restoring wetlands to protect water resources. She was speaking at the opening of the 2014 National Climate Change Dialogue in Midrand on Monday, 10 November.“Through our national Green Fund, we have adopted an innovative approach to catalysing investment in green programmes.”Presenting key milestones of South Africa’s journey and responses towards a lower carbon and climate-resilient economy, Molewa said the country had drawn up the National Climate Change Response Policy to chart the course for actions that were both developmental and transformational.South Africa was working hard to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Extensive work has been done, jointly with business and industry, to analyse the emission reduction potential in key economic sectors, and to understand the social and economic opportunities and impacts of reducing emissions.”Green Economy StrategyThe country has adopted the National Green Economy Strategy, a strategic directive to grow economic activity in the green industry sector, to attract investment, create jobs and improve competitiveness. The strategy also provides direction for moving existing economic sectors towards cleaner, low-carbon industries with sustained socio-economic benefits and low environmental impact.“South Africa’s approach is one of promoting sustainable development by prioritising climate change responses that have significant mitigation benefits and have significant economic growth, job creation and poverty alleviation benefits,” Molewa added.IDC investmentsIts focus on going green is underlined by the work of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), the state’s development finance institution. It has a specific department targeting the sector, the Green Industries Strategic Business Unit.Renewable energy is the major thrust for IDC investments, as this is expected to create downstream and upstream development, provide critical mass for local manufacturing and change perceptions about risk and viability.In its integrated report for 2013/14, the IDC said it participated in 22 successful projects during REIPPP Rounds 1, 2 and 3. Construction has started on all REIPPP Round 1 and 2 projects.In the year, the business unit approved funding of R5.7-billion. The corporation’s committed renewable energy portfolio increased to R13.2-billion through equity, funding for black economic empowerment participation and debt finance. The IDC is also participating in projects with a combined installed capacity of 1 265MW across solar photo-voltaic, wind, hydro power and concentrated solar. This includes the two flagship concentrated solar projects being built in Northern Cape Province, which will contribute towards local economic upliftment.The IDC has other irons in the fire: it increased its funding for small-scale renewable energy and energy efficiency projects through its Green Energy Efficiency Fund and other credit lines. Key focus areas include industrial energy efficiency and biomass-to-energy investments. Fuel-based green energy projects (such as biogas, waste-to-energy and co-generation) are another IDC priority. These include the Bio2Watt project, a biomass-to-energy plant that will produce 3MW of energy for sale under a power purchase agreement.It has also commissioned the Bon Accord Waste Recycling Project, which recycles 6 000 tons of waste a year through an innovative semi-automated process. The remaining waste can be used to produce biogas as a substitute for petrol and diesel.Environment HouseAlso with climate change on his mind, last month President Jacob Zuma called on “all sectors” to implement measures to fight climate change. “If all sectors implement the measures to fight climate change at the same time, together we can build the biggest mitigation buffer against climate change,” he said at the official opening of Environment House, at the headquarters of the Department of Environmental Affairs, in Pretoria on 17 October.The solution to climate change and global warming lay in every sector managing its affairs effectively. “South Africa has relatively high emissions for a developing country and we should make the most of every opportunity to change this trajectory, hence we have since developed the National Climate Change Response Policy.”The National Strategy for Sustainable Development was also designed to help all sectors to contribute to the fight against climate change. For its part, the Green Economy Strategy has eight focus areas: green buildings and the built environment; sustainable transport and infrastructure; clean energy and energy efficiency; resource conservation and management; sustainable waste management practices; agriculture; food production; and forestry. Others area include water management, sustainable consumption and production.Environment House is an example of the government’s commitment, according to the president. It has received a 6 Green Star SA rating from the independent Green Building Council of South Africa for efficient energy consumption and use of environmentally friendly materials.Other reasons for the rating include the building’s precedent-setting energy consumption mechanism; environmentally friendly transportation modes; efficient and state of the art water saving devices; on-site grey-water treatment works; emissions reduction systems and solar energy innovation systems.Chief executive of Green Building Council Brian Wilkinson said at the time that department staff working in the building would get 150% more fresh air than what was required by the law and would save 300 million litres of portable water.“An unfortunate truth is that climate change will affect the poorest countries the most. It’s important that South Africa is one of the leading countries in the developing world that take charge. that we demonstrate active measures to mitigate against climate change,” he said.SAinfo reporter and SANews.govlast_img read more

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Write Your Own Damn Content

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now I share a lot of content from people I know, trust, and respect. In fact, I have about 45 people whose content I regularly share on Twitter and a few other social sites. Their content is valuable, and it is useful. But I never share their content on my blog. My blog is where I share my insights, and publishing other people’s content on my site would be an abdication of my responsibility.If you have a blog, guest posts don’t create as much value as publishing your content. You might think it’s easier to share someone else’s content to gain attention and drive traffic to your site. You might think that guest posts bring their audience to your site, and once they are, they will become your audience. The content may be great, and the person whose content you’re sharing may have a massive audience. But the insight being shared isn’t yours, and you aren’t getting the credit for it.There are a few sites that scrape other people’s content (mine included), as a way to try to gain attention. They don’t ask for permission. Instead, they just publish what someone else wrote verbatim. Occasionally they’ll attribute the work to the person who wrote it and include a link to the original work. But why bother with the superfluous link to the original work when you’ve scraped the entire post? Even if the content makes it seem that you are publishing, you aren’t.You might believe that other people’s content is a shortcut, but like most shortcuts, it doesn’t produce the intended result. You are supposed to be making your contribution, sharing your ideas, and nurturing your relationships.Your point of view matters. Your opinions are important. Giving people some idea as to how you think and what you might be like to work with is how you gain their trust and create opportunities. When you share other people’s views or opinions, you aren’t sharing yours.Write your own damn content.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Bangladesh know where to bowl to India, says spin coach Sunil Joshi

first_imgBangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s consistency with the bat and ball at the Cricket World Cup is down to his fitness regimen and his presence in the squad has driven them to new heights, the team’s spin coach Sunil Joshi has said.Shakib made 51 in Monday’s 62-run victory over Afghanistan to reclaim his position as the tournament’s leading run scorer (476 runs) and also logged the best bowling figures of 5-29 to take his tally to 10 wickets.The 32-year-old brushed aside suggestions Bangladesh were a one-man team but his third man-of-the-match performance has moved them one step closer to the semi-finals, the side sitting in fifth place and a point behind England.”It is a source of great pride that we have a player like that in the Bangladesh side,” Joshi told reporters.”He is Mr. Consistent for us — be it with the bat, the ball or in the field. He has really focused on his fitness and lost between five and seven kilos recently.”You can see how that has paid off with his running between the wickets, you can see the hunger in his cricket. His presence is really helping us to take our whole game forward.”Bangladesh has a break until they play India next Tuesday and Joshi, who played 69 one-day internationals for the twice champions between 1996 and 2001, is expecting a battle of the spinners on a slow pitch at Edgbaston.”We all know they play spin well but so do we,” Joshi said.”We have shown in the white ball formats here and before this that we are a good side. We won in Ireland, we have beaten West Indies home and away and come close to beating India three times in the past three years.advertisement”I have seen India very closely when we have played them. We know where to bowl to them.”Also Read | Yuvraj Singh tries to troll Jasprit Bumrah. India pacer makes smart comebackAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Bangladesh not a one-man army, says Shakib Al HasanAlso Seelast_img read more

a month ago​Man Utd youngster Greenwood gets brand new chant

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd youngster Greenwood gets brand new chantby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United youngster Mason Greenwood has earned a new chant!The Red Devils teenager scored his first senior goal for the club against FC Astana to get his team a 1-0 win.And the crowd were sufficiently hyped for the academy product’s performance, as evidenced by the new chant.The chant goes like this: “Ma-son Greenwood’s dynamite,”He scores them with his left foot and he scores them with his right.”United fans will be hoping they can bring out the chant in the near future as Greenwood gets more chances to impress with the first team. last_img read more